An online experiment is taking place titled Shut Down Day. The intent behind the web site is to have you shutdown and not use your computer for an entire day. I was skeptical, because like many web workers, I depend on my computer daily to make a living. However the organizers wisely chose a Saturday.
I plan on participating by shutting not only turning my computer off, but my cell phone as well. My work/life balance will most likely be vastly improved as a result.
Could you do without your computer for a day? What other devices would be hard for you to go without?
Perhaps with the trend to always be connected and ‘in the loop’, these occasional days where we are encouraged to shut everything the world off can be very beneficial.